Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It --
And which One Does Not?)
We are all human beings. All of us share, to different degrees, the strengths and weaknesses that are endemic to the human race.
And our lives are modulated not only by our thoughts -- that is how most Jama’at Islami people in India, and good people they are, seem to think, to this day, almost, I believe -- but also by our emotions.
In all kinds of important ways, it is not only our head, but it is also our heart that makes us do what we do.
In fact, emotions are in the driver’s seat when it comes to living our life as humans.
So, that means we all can use some words of kindness, compassion, support and encouragement from each other from time to time.
“Just say something nice to people.”
Qul Linnaasi Husnaa!
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, says -- in paraphrase:
“If you can’t say anything nice to people, at least greet them with a smile.”
So, do you think this Islam could have come from any source other than Allah?
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop.
Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act.
And that other aayah: "Wa ...
Remember the fine art of smiling? Islam and Muslims invented that too!
And just like many other good things such as Democracy and Freedom that Islam and Muslims invented, that too has become more or less an American monopoly.
To paraphrase and extrapolate -- extend ...
How often has it happened to how many of us: We all end up saying, more often than not, more frequently than we should, how speechless we are! How overcome we are with life and its kaleidoscopic situations.
How we are ...
There are all kinds of people in this world.
There are those with whom Allah is pleased. They are the people who have really made it in this world.
Theirs is a story of success and joy.
Ulaa-i-ka Humul Muflihoon.
And then there are ...
Most people do not understand that Allah has his own way and his own meticulous calculus of doing things.
Therefore, what happens in the world is what Allah decides should happen. And it does not always coincide with what you and ...
Most people don't understand a simple thing about the way Allah does things. Or what it means to Work for Allah.
When those Working for Allah issue forth -- spread out that is -- on God's earth and leave no stone ...
"When you are working for Allah, you are downstream from the Rahmat of Allah.
Allah's Rahmat, blessings, and support come in many ways and forms and surround those who work for Allah and provide them strength and sustenance.
A-laa Inna Naswrallahi Qwareeb, ...
"For this year, we have fixed a new ceiling for all of us to aim at: just a trifle beyond the stars! No, the Sky is not, and never has been, the limit for those who call themselves my students."
A Common Human Condition
A Panacea for Pain
Preaching Truth – Haq
Mixing Truth with Falsehood: Pathway to Problems
Building a Culture of Patience
True Origin and Source
Confusion about Causality
God: The True and Only ...
Humans Must Act
A Note on the Expression “Verses”
Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-65)
Allah’s Watchful Eye: A Terrifying Prospect
Some Observations on Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-64)
Soorah Al-Hadeed (57: 22-24)
Some Observations on ...
"We are all weak, mortal – helpless. And we all need help.
Without help, from all kinds of sources, human life on earth is inconceivable.
We are often the sum total of the help given to us, or not given to us, ...
People say life is tough. And it surely may be.
People say they are facing all kinds of odds. And those odds are mountainous.
I am not saying no. I am not saying they are not.
But here is what I want to ...
People Need People
Human beings cannot do everything by themselves. They need help and advice from other human beings.
They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
Islam, therefore, is ...
"When it comes to Islam – and the Qur'an – just consider this: The sun has gone behind the clouds, but the clouds will part and the sun will reappear.
For, that is the nature of the sun and the clouds.
When you are Working for Allah, it is always good to have people with you. But that is not always possible. It doesn't happen that way.
Sometimes, the baseline is no more than one solitary Muslim household. That is all you ...